• Phone: 401-789-1422
  • Location(s): Ortho Rhode Island - South County
  • Specialties: Primary Care Sports Medicine
  • Hospital Privileges: South County Hospital

As a primary care sports medicine physician, Dr. Moriarty is trained in the orthopedic and general medical care of the athlete. Her practice involves primarily non-operative musculoskeletal medicine, including fracture management, acute strains and sprains, overuse injuries, and osteoarthritis. She is also trained in concussion management and general medical issues pertaining to the athlete, including asthma, the female athlete triad, and overtraining syndrome. While she enjoys working with athletes of all ages, shapes, sizes, and abilities, her true passion is working with endurance athletes, including runners, cyclists, and triathletes. She has been involved as an event physician in endurance events ranging from the Boston Marathon to Ironman to the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge. She has also worked extensively with professional hockey players in the East Coast Hockey League, as well as various high school and collegiate-level sports.

Dr. Moriarty believes in the complete care of the athlete or active individual, utilizing a multidisciplinary approach. Here at Ortho Rhode Island, she feels fortunate to have orthopedic and sports medicine, physical therapy, performance training and athletic training all within the same practice. She takes advantage of these resources as well as resources in the community to individualize each and every treatment plan.

Coming from a background in family medicine, her approach to care is patient-centered. She enjoys learning about her patients and the intricate details of their sport and lifestyle. Getting to know their passions, goals, and methods of progression towards those goals helps her pinpoint a diagnosis and work with each patient to develop the optimal treatment plan. She utilizes a conservative, less-is-more approach, starting with the least invasive therapies and progressing to more invasive modalities only as necessary. Ultimately, she wants to help guide each patient back to the sport or activity they love.

She enjoys competing in a variety of events, from trail races to triathlons, CrossFit, and long-distance cycling and says the fun lies in the process as opposed to the end goal. When not working, she is most likely out running, lifting weights, or spending time with her family.


  • Undergraduate – Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, 2001
  • Medical – University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, 2011
  • Internship/Residency – Western Michigan University School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, MI, 2015
  • Fellowship – Western Michigan University School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, MI, 2016


Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • American Medical Athletic Association (AMAA)
  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM)


Awards & Honors

  • Midwest American College of Sports Medicine (MWACSM) 2015 Clinical Presentation Award, 2015
  • AFMRD/NAPCRG/CFPC Family Medicine Resident Award for Scholarship, 2013
  • Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Foundation. University of Massachusetts Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. 3-year training grant, 2006-2009
  • Skidmore College Athletic Hall of Fame, Inducted October 2008
  • Cum Laude at Skidmore College, 2001
  • Departmental Honors in Chemistry at Skidmore College, 2001
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July 19, 2018 / Exercise Sports / Dr. Charlotte Moriarty

Youth Sports: How much is too much?

As many young athletes aspire to play collegiate and/or professional sports, the balanced athleticism attained with multi-sport participation should be emphasized. By engaging in a diverse array of sports and physical activity, the year-round participation that increases overuse injury risk can often be avoided. In addition, the athletic dexterity gained from multi-sport participation has also been shown to increase longevity in sports involvement. What parent doesn’t want that for their child? Furthermore, among current professional athletes, 97% stated that multi-sport participation contributed to their success in their chosen sport.

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